To set up an Arvest checking account, visit the Arvest website, select a personal checking option and submit an online checking account application. Click on any of the red application buttons to access the online form and follow the prompts. Arvest checking account choices include Free Blue, Basic Blue, MyBlue, Arvest Club and Preferred Club.
Each type of Arvest checking account comes with unique features. No monthly fees are associated with opening a Free Blue account, which includes unlimited check writing and paper statements. A MyBlue account allows unlimited online bill payment and identity protection for a modest fee. Arvest Club includes all the benefits of a MyBlue account with the added bonus of club discounts and additional overdraft protection. Preferred Club account members enjoy numerous benefits such as free checking and avoidance of service fees on large deposits.
When opening an Arvest checking account, choose a strong password for the account. Strong passwords use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and are at least eight characters long. Never include a partial Social Security number or bank personal identification number in the password. Don't store personal banking information on a smartphone, and activate your phone's screen lock by using password protection.